Truro & Roseland local news

Covid-19: Cornwall records 42 new cases in 8 days, a school class has to close, and council appeals for information about testing chaos

By Anne North Another nine people from Cornwall have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, according to government data.  Cornwall has now recorded 42 new cases...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Cormac-gate: Cornwall Council leader’s “investigation” failed to produce a report

By Graham Smith An “investigation” by Cornwall Council leader Julian German, into a serious accident which ended a Cormac worker’s career, has failed to produce any report. In April,...

Cornwall is the “perfect example” of why planning rules should change, says Robert Jenrick

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Scandal-hit housing secretary Robert Jenrick has visited Cornwall to tell Conservative party supporters and local government figures that his proposed reform of planning...

Covid-19 claims Truro’s City of Lights parade for 2020

By Richard Whitehouse Truro’s popular City of Lights parade will not be going ahead this year along with a number of other Christmas events in the city. Details of...

County Hall plans to spend £3.8 million for “trick cyclists” at Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has revealed plans to build a £3.8 million centre for off-road cycling near Newquay. The council is leading on plans for...

Truro New Town just got even bigger, as council buys more farmland at Langarth

By Anne North Cornwall Council has bought two more parcels of land to the west of Truro as part of its plan to build a new town at Langarth,...

Truro stadium costs rocket to at least £22 million, as Pirates owner asks government to pay for it

By Graham Smith The costs of building a Truro stadium have rocketed from £14 million to at least £22 million, and possibly £26 million, according to the man behind...

Shelterbox closes Truro visitor centre due to impact of Covid-19

By Anne North The Shelterbox visitor centre in Truro will not reopen, due to concerns over Covid-19 and the financial impact of the virus.  The charity has had a...

Ammonium nitrate licences in Truro and Falmouth come under the microscope, as experts ask how internationally-accepted rules and regulations went so badly wrong in Beirut

By Anne North Local councils in Cornwall have granted at least three licences for the storage of large quantities of ammonium nitrate, the chemical now identified as responsible for...

Hall for Cornwall gets £1.5 million, but there is nothing for the Truro stadium, as government reveals its “shovel-ready” Covid-19 economic recovery spending

By Anne North Cornwall’s plans to mine lithium, for use in electric car batteries, and the Hall for Cornwall, are among the main “winners” in the government’s “shovel ready,...

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer in Falmouth today

By Anne North Labour Party leader Keir Starmer is due to visit Falmouth today (Wednesday) in a bid to raise the plight of seaside towns whose economies have been...

St Mawes might not be as bracing as Skegness, but it is now Britain’s top seaside resort for the discerning tourist

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The village of St Mawes, on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula, might have a resident population of fewer than 1,000 - but has come top in a poll...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Truro stadium cash “still needs government approval” – County Hall

By Anne North The future of any Truro stadium still rests with the government, Cornwall councillors heard this morning (Tuesday.) Councillor Tim Dwelly, the cabinet portfolio holder responsible for...

That Truro New Town land deal: what exactly have taxpayers got for their money?

By Anne North A veteran councillor is hoping to find out crucial details about Cornwall Council’s controversial £36 million land deal, intended to build Truro New Town to the...

Pete Masters adds the Truro Voice weekly newspaper to his media stable

By Anne North A new weekly newspaper launched this week – The Truro Voice, which has a cover price of £1.  The newspaper is owned by former Truro City...

EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson gives Cornwall only £14.3 million for “shovel ready” economic recovery

By Graham Smith Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to receive only £14.3 million of Boris Johnson’s £900 million “shovel-ready, build-build-build” project to help the economy recover from...

Covid-19 “opportunity” to re-boot Truro Stadium plan

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 crisis has presented Cornwall with an opportunity to “re-boot” plans for a Truro Stadium, councillors heard yesterday (Wednesday.) Government plans for...

1,000 take part in Truro anti-racism protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Hundreds of people packed onto Truro's Lemon Quay yesterday (Monday) to protest against racism, and insist that Black Lives Matter.  Organisers think about 1,000 took part....